The Rock

The weekly newsletter from the Slippery Rock Church of the Redeemer. 

This Sunday’s service will include special music by Miss Charlene Mason who will sing, "I will not pass this way again," which will give obvious pleasure to the congregation.  The Rector will preach his farewell message after which the choir will sing "Break Forth into Joy."  Our closing hymn will be "Angels We Have Heard Get High." 

The sermon for the morning will be “Jesus Walks on the Water”.  The evening sermon will be “Searching for Jesus”.  The Associate Minister will unveil the church's new tithing campaign slogan this Sunday: "I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours." 

In the coming week…

Our youth basketball team is back in action Monday at 8 PM in the recreation hall. Come out and watch us kill Christ the King.

A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.

This Wednesday the evening service will be on the topic “What is Hell?”  Come early and listen to our choir practice.  Bertha Belch, a missionary from Africa will also be speaking Wednesday night. Come and hear Bertha Belch all the way from Africa.  Attend and you will hear an excellent speaker and heave a healthy dinner.

Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.

Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Don't forget your husbands.  The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.

Friday at 7 P.M. there will be a hymn sing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.

Saturday is the family hayride and bonfire at the Fowlers'. Bring your own hot dogs and guns. Friends are welcome! Everyone come for a fun time.

Next Sunday is the Potluck Dinner at 5:00 PM.  Prayer and medication to follow.  The church will host an evening of fine dining, superb entertainment, and gracious hostility.

As a special note…The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday morning.

Regional News…

A study is underway by the Christian Leadership Conference (CLC) to determine if the clergy do more than lay people.

The National PRAYER & FASTING Conference will be underway the first weekend next month.  For those attending, the cost for attending the Fasting and Prayer conference includes meals.

General Church Notes… 

Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the Church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.

Eight new choir robes are currently needed, due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.

The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The Congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.

The senior choir invites any member of the congregation who enjoys sinning to join the choir.

Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles, and other items to be recycled.  Proceeds will be used to cripple children.

For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.

Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person(s) you want remembered.

Barbara remains in the hospital and needs blood donors for more transfusions. She is also having trouble sleeping and has requested that the Pastor come by and read to her from last Sunday’s service.

Support Groups…

The Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.

Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church.  Please use large double door at the side entrance.

The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a conflict.

Notes from the Pastor…

I want to welcome the new Church Secretary, Misses Wiggins.  She came highly recommended to us from Brother Tudball.  I want to extend my thanks to her for putting this letter together.

Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community.

And don't let worry kill you off -- let the Church help.

Rev. ‘Little’ Ed Pembrook

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